1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Wilson

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1852) 101.



Alexander Wilson, the pedlar and ornithologist, was perhaps better as either than as a poet; but he possessed energy and enterprise, and some of his effusions evince not a little of the shrewd pawkiness of the "west countrie."